How big was the shitstorm on /a/ when this happened?
People who say this have never seen enough shows from the 80s and 90s, especially OVAs, with far more stupid moments. At least in this case you could see the result coming from a mile away if you paid any attention. Still silly, but then again the show always was like that and knew it.
No one really cared they said that it was shit, complained that the story os going to be predicable, and replied that they're only doing this to fuck with what was happening in the series
Literally ragedropped the series for the rest of the first season and felt like shit for several days afterwards. I think Euphemia was developing into my first waifu and that absolute bullshit was just too much.
>Not being here for Geass
I'm sorry for you're loss.
I was just about to post this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8b-Jqoljpl4
New /a/ has no idea how boring /a/ is now. It's just a bunch of general threads where people say the same 20 things and then remake the thread.
>tfw people say Code Geass airing was the best thing to happen to /a/
>tfw wish I was old enough and not so much of a faggot at the time to post on /a/ to be there for the ride
And now that the archives are destroyed, I'll never be able to see what it was like in all of its unadulterated glory.
At least I was here when Guts finally got off the boat.
Not that anon, but there are huge gaps in them. Whole months..
>tfw never watched Code Gayass with /a/
>tfw never watched Shitty Crown with /a/
>tfw I was around when Valvrave was airing, but chose not to pick it up
>tfw I dropped Cross Ange just before the second half
you poor faggot
>He never got to see Onizuka tear down the wall.
Luckily, I think /a/ hasn't turned into a completely cancer board like others here on 4chan (it's possible to at least have discussion about shows / manga) but its definitely getting not as good. Honestly, what I miss was the sense of the entire board watching a show together (even if they never were in the first place). Like, before 2012 shows would crop up and it seemed like everyone on the board was talking about it. Now every show gets one thread. It feels like everyone is more divided.
That by itself isn't terrible, but that gets coupled with the fact that none of these threads really generate OC anymore (I think this is due to the website wide backlash against memes) makes the whole board feel stale.
What was it like watching Madoka with /a/?
>I think this is due to the website wide backlash against memes
I think the reason why no one allows memes anymore is because it attracts the wrong type of people. If you look at /v/ and see how that place is somewhat overrun with people talking about memes rather than content, I guess that's why people dislike them and discourage them.
But then again I'm a newfag so I don't know what I'm talking about.
>Code Geass is almost 10 years old
Fun. There were a lot of arguments about PMMM vs. Infinite Stratos. Episode 10 was legendary. What often gets ignored (and why I think watching Madoka was a billion times better if you watched it while it was airing) is that a huge earthquake hit Japan after episode 10 aired, delaying the final 2 episodes by a month. It was one of the first seasons that I got to experience with /a/ and its really a fond memory of the site.
>tfw ultranew hypercancer who never got to experience anything fun with /a/
Here's hoping that next season will have something fun.
I left /g/ because it turned into complete shit and meme-spewing. /a/'s the only board I visit now..
old /a/ seemed really easy to amuse, almost to a childrish degree
now everyone's a sourpuss (even me)
Old /a/ was basically anime themed /b/. Something most people would reject nowadays.
Things like old image macros were posted unironically.
>mfw I was here for it and still have not watched CG to this day.
This spring needs a trainwreck and a good comedy anime to whip up the whole board in shape.
Why? Why are you proud of this ?
Amazing. Dozens of daily threads all day every day with tons of good content, long lasting meme-ery, good natured ribbing about the show's more ridiculous bits, outlandish theories, high quality fanart in drawfag threads, and so on.
I wonder how many people now use the term nutbladder without knowing the origin.
Let me guess, you also enjoyed TTGL?
Lack of ability to have a benefit of a doubt for posters due to the diluting of what you see as 'peers' by 'outsiders'.
Is person X really that stupid? Yes, because they're an outsider.
Is person X really that stupid? No, because they're joking. There's no way they could not know that
Ladiesso they must be joking.
I thought Commie's fansubbing for Free was icing on the cake
I guess you could say, you see what I did there?
Every time this show aired it got 1000+ threads out the ass especially last season
Reminder we're getting two more
Really, no memes are actually that funny. Its like when someone in your group of friends makes a funny a joke, and you guys reference the joke in the future. The reference isn't really funny, except the memory of what it is referencing is a funny / fond memory. Memes are basically that reference, except unlike with a group of friends, how many people were actually around for the incident that made it funny? So as communities get larger memes become less of something that feels like everyone got to experience together as a group of friends, and devolves into what is essentially a joke where the only punchline is "I know this reference". Basically I think the internet / memes got to popular for us to enjoy them.
Yeah I'm a recentfag too. Really happy about boat departure in my lifetime. An anime and more manga coming up. Holy shit.
might have to hold off on killing myself a bit longer
Because it was almost a decade ago and lol has become too mainstream
"coolface" was a meme popular on /v/ in 2009 and now it is shit and no one uses it- the other day I saw some dumb ten year old with a "umad" shirt with coolface on it.
The fact is that normalfags ruin everything.
Well it's the evolution of terminology. People outside of 4chan didn't really talk like that. Now we move onto shit like 'kek', because people outside 4chan still don't use it (I think, anyway. I don't really go anywhere but 4chan).
The insider/outsider dichotomy drives a lot of what 4chan's boards are about.
It's also why it's important to drop memes and lingo like hot fucking rocks when they're picked up by outsiders. More difficult today though since shit gets picked up so fast that you see it being posted here by outsiders as if they are bringing it here. Or rather, bringing outsider variants here.
Which just makes it more important to hold nothing sacred but the distain of outsiders, even if it's just to get outsiders to also pretend to hate outsiders.
/a/ always had naruto threads. It's tolerance of naruto threads that killed /a/. It's having them accepted, even reluctantly.
Not only are there big three threads, there are big three GENERALS.
>It's also why it's important to drop memes and lingo like hot fucking rocks when they're picked up by outsiders. More difficult today though since shit gets picked up so fast that you see it being posted here by outsiders as if they are bringing it here. Or rather, bringing outsider variants here.
>Which just makes it more important to hold nothing sacred but the distain of outsiders, even if it's just to get outsiders to also pretend to hate outsiders.
The funny thing about /pol/ and /r9k/ is that they seem to make a conscious effort to make memes too toxic for outsiders to use, like the attempts of tumblr to co-opt Pepe and the subsequent flood of poop related pepes and /pol/'s association of pepe with Trump.
I thought Geass was 2008 for some reason, so I stand corrected. Nevertheless, now I'm remembering Saru Lock and his paranoid black helicopter rants from the GSD finale thread.
>it's nice that we're getting a sequel
>5,000 anons have died waiting for season 2
With Berserk I think Miura is fully capable of finishing the story within his life time. It seems likes the story is heading towards a conclusion, no matter how slowly.
But Togashi has something like 3 or 4 more arcs planned? The pace he is setting along with the fact that I think he is in poorer health makes me pretty much fully confident that there will never be an end to HxH. I think he is literally going to die in the middle of some arc. It's pretty hopeless feeling.
I wonder if its similar to what fans of Zero no Tsukaima felt.
Shitstorm? It was so fucking fun.
>/a/ laughing of killing elevens
>multiple fucking threads every hour about what happened, and when I mean multiple I mean you'd think it was a Code Geass site.
Same thing with Gurren Lagann and Madoka. Stein's;Gate ep23 was legendary as well.
Everyone was so easy to amuse then. Nowadays, everyone's so cynical, so angry.
Content creators are gone as well.
Basically right now if you have "fun" with a series that actually looks fun to a lot of people, those not watching it are livid you are having fun.
I don't know what happened here.
People don't even watch the anime they're trying to discuss, are they?
They're just saying what other people say.
it has turned into /v/ in this regard (I don't visit that place, but I've heard that they don't have fun by playing games, but by insulting other people's taste in games)
I, for one, watched the Toriko anime and completely enjoyed it.
This is the problem. For every person who's got legitimate problems with /a/'s culture shifts, there's two or three spics with bad English who think the problem with /a/ is that it doesn't like their shitty battle shounen.
Star Driver was only fun because I could watch it with /a/ every week.
It was also the last time I posted anything on /a/.
Who was here for this? I know some of you are still here when this happened.
CrossAnge was so much fun. I believe the threads played a big role.
>tfw /a/ and 4chan generally went to shit just after /pol/ was brought back around 2012
Honestly that's one of the four main reasons I think the site's quality has degraded.
The other three are the loss of content creators which every board has suffered from, the adoption of a universal us vs them mentality which has caused every poster to assume every other poster is a new fag or sitosterol regardless of the discussion topic, and 'generals' taking over on every board.
The last of which is the worst since it stifles creativity and only serves to segment the user base, dividing it and leading to a greater adoption of the us vs them shot that already poisoned it.
I don't know how they manage to make this shit so hype everytime.
You know the reason quality degraded after /pol/ came back is not because of /pol/ right? If you ever looked at /q/ or /qa/ you'd realise there has been a long shitposting war against the board by tumblrtards for a long time
They have been falseflagging for fucking ever trying to get the board deleted. Making /pol/ look like its flooding the site when it actually isn't
Why would /pol/ users be interested in talking to people who don't follow any world events and therefore don't understand the trends we see all the time?
That's because 2007 is the cutoff. And Code Geass was shit. The weekly threads were just a retarded attempt to emulate the actual TTGL shitstorms that happened because people thought that was the normal way to post and not the exception.
The amount of traffic coming to 4chan exploded in 2007 in a way that was impossible to properly assimilate them. In /a/ specifically there was an influx of shitty posters because of a direct pipeline from websites like narutofan and gaia.
It's good that we get new posters to keep things fresh. It was bad that they came all at once.
>Code Geass was 10 years ago
>I'm still here
>All the shit I made in the Geass 08 era still gets regularly posted in nostalgia threads
>Nothing has ever come close to watching Gurren Lagann, Geass, and Madoka with /a/ and it's been 5 years since the last one of that trio. Although OPM and SnK were kinda fun but not same level.
>Don't even watch more than one TV anime a season anymore, if that, everything is boring and generic now
Fucking kill me.
One of the biggest, like with anything from Geass.
You weren't here for Geass Sundays? You missed one of the best times on /a/.
I'd say the cutoff was 2008-09.
If you guys still have the pictures that you downloaded those years. /a/ imploded in 2008 from having 2m posts to fucking 10m posts within the year. After that it just exponentially grew.
What's funny now is everything that was "fun" those times, are seen as "appalling" now.
>It's good that we get new posters to keep things fresh. It was bad that they came all at once.
This. It was all because of that van incident.
It's the fucking millennium flip that causes this shit. Every single person I've talked to act like 2000-2010 lasted a couple years instead of 10 and don't realize it. I had to repeatedly remind my parents that the new car they bought in 2001 was 15 fucking years old when they were trying to sell it because they were asking a retarded price for it.
No, it really was 2007. You used to be able to check the data pretty easily when Alexa was still free. Things went crazy during summer 2007.
Even without Alexa it's obvious when you look at the large number of people that remember shitposting about CG but how relatively few were around for ttgl. Meanwhile, almost no one here even remembers what things were like when Haruhi was airing.
2008 is definitively 'new' and 2007 is borderline.
/pol/ likes to force their shitposting memes outside the board
Luckily /a/ knows to not to respond to obvious shit, but that isnt the case for other boards
Pic related is pure cancer and not even funny. I had to leave two boards because I got sick of seeing this shit and other dumbasses getting triggered by it and showing it. Spoiler because it can actually derail the thread if the right person responds to it.
I still have this from '07.
I still remember people screaming "40% budget into this episode" and shit. (Was it 40% or another number? I forgot already)
Geass was the shit as well.
When it was fun, it was fun. Let people have it.
People now tend to try to downplay everyone's fun. I don't understand why. It boggles me.
>/pol/ likes to force their shitposting memes outside the board
/pol/ doesn't leave its board
are you this fucking dumb? we've had people fucking admit on /qa/ that they are shitposting /pol/ content to get the board hated
You really have no idea what you are talking about, it's odd you can't see how obvious it is.
It was forced on a show that did not deserve it by people that didn't know better. Geass was a very mediocre show that got attention because of a surge of inexperienced posters.
Well 2007 was the van incident so yeah I'll concede to you that one. Things went crazy in here after that one.
2008 can't be called new now though. Even in 2006 this place had so few posters. Didn't even reach a million posts. I'd say 2011? 2012?
>Geass was a very mediocre show that got attention because of a surge of inexperienced posters.
Everyone knew this during that time. It's not like people were hiding it. It was just fun in its own way.
>OPM was cancer from the start b-but we all know if it was around a few years its suddenly good!
Please, fuck off with your idiocy, I've spent my entire adolescence and adulthood on 4chan. 10 fucking years and stupid 14 year old cunts are still pretending I'm new because they have no arguments they can actually win.
>stupid 14 year old cunts are still pretending I'm new because they have no arguments they can actually win.
You keep talking like that and you'll have trouble convincing anyone that things have changed
It's a naming convention, not some kind of title you earn. Think of it more like golden age vs silver age comics, a separation of eras.
If I'm remembering correctly the traffic almost went up tenfold from 2006 to 2008. I can't imagine what fraction of a percent those guys make up now and assimilation would have been impossible.
It wasn't fun, it was tiring. The novelty was only there for new posters. If you say they knew it wasn't a good show it definitely was not obvious at the time.
RICKERT IS A MAN ALL MEN SHOULD STRIVE TO BE
>If I'm remembering correctly the traffic almost went up tenfold from 2006 to 2008.
You're not wrong there.
>If you say they knew it wasn't a good show it definitely was not obvious at the time.
Really? I remember it being quite obvious.
Maybe because when the real episodes mattered, it eclipsed the part where people were saying shitty things about it.
I'll still say though, even shitty the shows people watch that became popular, it was fun when watching it with /a/.
OPM isn't fun, it's literally the type of trashy manga I used to read back when I was excited for Naruto and Bleach every week. The fact it repeats the same joke over and over and is the same thing its supposed to be parodying makes it terrible
I love fun things but I'm long done with that kind of thing. Seen it before, lots of times. It's hard being an adult and seeing copies of the same things but new and watching kids shit themselves over them because they didn't see the original
you chose the words that would hurt me the most, didn't you?
/a/ used to be slow enough to still have threads about bad shows without forcing them. The Geass drama each week was a drummed up excuse to go wild with low quality shitposting.
You just resonate more with a part of that new event-centric homogeneity that came during 2007.
>You just resonate more with a part of that new event-centric homogeneity that came during 2007.
I came here at around late 2006, but I understand what you mean. The event threads tend to stick to my memory more because of, well yeah, it felt like an event.
You're right, I wasn't here that much that time because it was slow, and when you come back, you'll still see the same threads. But when a whole lot of people suddenly surged in, it started getting chaotic.
The exploding van incident. Just type in google "4chan van exploding".
That's because cuck was never 'banter', just random shouting directed at things you don't like but can't be bothered to explain things properly.
The tumblr boogeyman only bacame a thing during gamer gate. Before then no one would accuse anyone from being from there, at all. Now it's all people do & the ones who do accuse people are outing themselves as newfags.
/pol/ has always been a problem though.
For me this was a great moment. I didn't like Euphemia at first, she was really annoying, like she was trying to do more than she was capable of, she was just given the power because of royal family and stuff, but the geass activating on her by accident resulting in all that was fucking glorious. Not that I enjoyed it because I didn't enjoy her character, rather, I started enjoying her character after it. It was great to see her trying to fullfill the command but also struggling to keep it down.
Code Geass is truly great.
We were young then.
I bet if you'd taken a survey back then, most users would have been in their late teens to early twenties. Do the same survey now and most of us are in our late twenties and early thirties.
All the newfags now will likely never get the chance to make stuff that will cause them to cringe later due to the downward pressure of older anons who know better from experience.
I go back through my old folders now and then and most of it was only funny in context or as a result of it being a shared meme. They're enjoyable more for the memories than the actual content now.
>Today there are anons on a/ who would Spam 'fujoshit' & tumblr in Code Geass threads today
Back then people acknowledged there was some gayness, but no one really bitched about it. They enjoyed the females & others enjoyed the males. There was also a lot of fun with it. There was no huge schism like there is today.
>we've had people fucking admit on /qa/
newfag. /qa/ hates /pol/, it's the entire reason /q/ got deleted. /q/ was entirely "why won't /pol/ be deleted?" and the staff didn't want to deal with all those dumb requests
>I think this is due to the website wide backlash against memes
This might not make sense don't really know how to word it but memes are only good when they're not spammed to oblivion it attracts the wrong crowd and then it's the memes themselves that steal discussion. Look at /v/ they can't even talk about Mario 64 because of some stupid meme.
>Panty and Stocking is almost 6 years old
Goddamn it, I want to go back, simpler times.
Remember when people thought the future of the internet was anonymity? Those were some innocent times.
Might want to read my post again, champ
It is the future, dumbfucks on Facebook and Instagram are literally living in the past. What we long since threw away, they eventually will too
All it will take is one huge scandal to do with privacy and normalfags will abandon ship
>/a/ is all split up into single threads for shows
This is because of the catalog & search. It combines single small threads that die quickly about a show into one thread about a show as well as meaning bait threads get tons of replies because of visibility and lack of sage use
I didn't even know there was a "rule" about shows not being allowed to have 2 or more threads until last year and I've been on 4chan since it began
>waah stop making this thread of something I don't like
It really was, wasn't it?
I haven't been really enthousiatic about anime like that in 3-4 years. People keep telling me I'm just jaded as fuck but I still like cartoons and weeb vidya okay.
shame and embarrassment used to be enough of a deterrent to stop bad threads from being made but now every naruto, homestock, and game of thrones gets it's own little perpetual chatroom general. It's disgusting.
It was one of the most retarded plot twists ever, if you're going to make a plot twist like that at least, don't make it look so dumb, the entire scene past from dramatic to funny and cringeworthy.
All this talk about what has changed this board is interesting but can we all agree that internet culture as a whole went to shit when it became accessible to just about anybody? I'm talking about mainstream social media sites. I'd argue it was even before them that the internet started to feel different.
You know that bait threads happen more often because people are bored of the same shit every day? It's like every season you know you're going to see a thread about every shitty anime with 10 posters in them and it gets grating. Then the rest is Kancolle, JoJo, Monsume containment threads, fucking yawn. Its all filtered and you realize there's no interesting content
All of 4chan is like this now, it's literally ręddit-fied
A good bit of shitposting gets the blood boiling
>lol you're on the internet all the time, what a loser
>lol you're not facebook all the time, what a loser
And those faggots dare say this shit while laughing at the outdated memes and catchphrases they just discovered and think it's like the trendiest shit ever.
The feelings I get when I think of old /a/ are the same I get after a high: I feel a desire to amaze myself as much as I did as a kid. I consider myself a creative person, and while the things I might create now are surely more mature than the shit I did as a kid, truth is it is much harder to surprise myself now. Well, it's the same for 4chan. It's not even nostalgia.
Not as big as you might believe.
Geass only reached legendary status when pants on heads retarded R2 was airing.
It was great, not only due to /a/ but everybody in 2ch too was speculating and creating OC.
Easily my favorite time spend on /a/. Shame Madoka threads nowadays are just trite yurishit.
The problem arises when everyone does that and it's only shitposting everywhere. Then everyone believes that shitposting is how it should be all the time, and now we have constant shitposts instead of occasional ones to liven up the mood.
tl;dr: without moderate shitposting, we have constant shitposting.
Scary story, a friend of mine recently once did a survey with a bunch of teenagers and found out nobody uses facebook anymore, or at least they don't use it as often as instagram or snapchat. To them facebook is for "long form" opinions pieces. The good news? None of them mentioned tumblr.
>They weren't here during Color Wars
Purple still the best
You hit the nail on the head, we need the unorganised format back
4chan shouldn't be fucking catalogs and organised threads for everything, its fucking trash. We need to go back to basics, and get rid of the stupid cunts archiving as well
You have shit like 4chanx or the yotsuba catalog for that. I think just removing the native functionalities so that retards don't feel right at home would make enough of a difference.
This. The organization of everything splits posters. It means people who watch anime end up in seasonal threads which gets very stagnant and then you have threads outside of that full of constant shitposting and endless generals.
If you want something to be entertaining you have to participate. I still see some of the old /a/ in Boku girls early live translations, MT, Log Horizon when it aired, Yuuki Yuuna, Chaika when it aired, Amagi Brilliant park as some examples.
Or to put it more simply, you guys just have shit taste and end up in all the boring generals.
>look at me, my tastes are so much better than your shit tastes, even almost a decade ago which I cannot prove one way or the other
It doesn't matter if you're new, you're acting like a newfag riding the wave of hipster-ism. It might be time for you to get
I'm not even sure what made him so based. I mean, he is edgy, wins most of the time, can make slaves out of anyone and is glorified as the saviour and literally conquers the world. So there is that.
But I still feel there is something other then that.
CA threads were alright but VVV threads are a better recent example of pure unpretentious 4chan fun
I usually don't feed into this, but /v/ is rife with elitism. We always had quite a bit on /a/, but most fags would discard it for FUN.
Now it's the other way around and most anons would rather shitpost than allow fun if it's not about their favorite siamese smoke signal
The first season was really fun with /a/, especially the funpost filled livewatch threads. I dropped it by the second though.
I hope /a/ can have fun again with more stupid anime and
take it easy.
How the fuck dose a redittor speak? I guess you've been there a lot to know for certain.
2nd cour Cross Ange threads were fucking amazing.
Most of the shitposters and yurifags had left by that point and you just had people who genuinely enjoyed the show and it's bullshit.
Best threads on /a/ last year.
You are upset because someone has a different opinion than you and so you want him to stop interacting with you? Why did you even bother wandering out of your general?
I bet you are one of those people that think opinions can never be wrong.
Had more fun watching mahouka together with /a/
the entire show was a single mey-mey
I enjoyed watching Amnesia and Diabolik Lovers with /a/.
Dance with Devils seemed to have a lot of potential to be like those shows, shame no one really watched it.
So with this being the ancient memories thread, who else was around for picture related? Good times.
/a/ is like the Simpsons. Everyone cries that the old one was better and wonders what happened.
It got old, it just old old and sterile.
Old /a/ will never come back because others would ruin it, look at /tv/ now.
Yeah but they try to force their god awful memes on everyone else.
I use to browse /in/t but now it is just porn and general or someone makes fun of a country with a shit meme and everyone else posts with the same yellow laughing face even though they have seen the same thread a million times.
Ironically, those very same people who want old /a/ back is more or less the source of the problem.
Cynical, edgy, screams cancer at everything, and generally unable to have fun. I swear they don't even watch anime regularly nowadays
since I have a few irl friends who are like this, and they're leaning to /v/ now
It's like your photographer grandpa telling you stories about how good it was back on his glory days using filmrolls when you're having fun with DSLR.
The thing about R2 was that it could be incredibly silly and over-the-top yet still had some pretty cool Code Geass elements all the way to the end. Which is what makes it truly legendary, since crazier and sillier shows are usually incapable of that.
The lasts big show /a/ got togther to watch was klk and you know it.
>/pol/ is the problem!
The only people triggered by /pol/ are the same types of people who claim that "4chan used to be a liberal website".
Other way around faggot
>people say nigger on /tv/
>"IT'S A COLONY OF /pol/!"
/tv/ is absolutely nothing like /pol/. Even /co/ is more /pol/ than /tv/.
Except that /int/ was always about shitting on other countries since its inception. I doubt you browsed it for any great period of time.
All politics should be kept off of /a/ because they're off-topic and just start rampant shitposting and fear-mongering, no matter how hard you try to make it "about anime". All /pol/ memes should be kept off of /a/ because they're retarded. I guess the same goes for tumblr, but I don't think tumblr political memes filtering into /a/ is a widespread issue.
>You're posting with people who were literally eight years old back when you were watching Code Geass with /a/, maybe even younger
This is some seriously fucked up shit
cute Nazi girls bring an exception I assume
>Before then no one would accuse anyone from being from there, at all.
Time flows like sand through my fingers, I am ageless and forever young. It just occasionally confuses me how transient specks of dust like you have managed to develop sentience so quickly.
>Geass got attention because of a surge of inexperienced posters.
You definitely weren't there then if that's the bullshit you're trying to peddle.
I can't believe you've got the gall to tell that other guy he has no idea what he's talking about, when you're just blatantly making shit up.
I was 18-19 when I watched Code Geass with /a/.
Now my irl weeb circles mostly consist of 19-23 year olds, the youngest being 15 year old secondary school girl.
Weeb friends my age takes things easy only following a few anime/manga nowadays, and some develop cancerous cynicism after so long never consuming anime/manga -eg. What the fuck is this OPM bullshit, back in my days-
Good job on keeping your soul young anon.
Don't get jaded and become cynical like some /v/ faggots here circlejerking over some nonexistent muh intelligent animu.
No lie, I think posting in Penguindrum threads was some of the most fun I've ever had on /a/. I miss all the speculah about the story and providing my own insight every week. There really hasn't been anything quite like it since either.
There were constantly threads on naruto fan about how awesome /a/ is, how 4chan isn't that bad. The ones who were forcing 'epic' Geass threads were these kids and when the other lurking idiots saw that it was acceptable they all jumped in. TTGL changed everything. Kids there were constantly linking back to /a/, the demographic changed.
If you don't want to believe that's happened I don't really know what to tell you except that is what happened.
If you listen closely you can still hear the cheers of "Britannia" echoing through these halls.
That was such a wild ride. I never felt closer to a group of strangers online as we collectively grieved and cheered at a Japanese boy's anime.
I believe many of us retired "Gar" from use after this series.
Truthfully I can't watch the series again. It doesn't feel the same. And it is only this show. Some how /a/ broke my anti-social tendencies and made me care.
Nah. If I remember correctly, "gar" was still used a lot after this because of SAIGAR. After a year(?) people called it quits and the meme started fading away.
It was the "ride" back then. I remember everyone waiting excitedly for ep15. Every fucking thread was about TTGL.
>the change in quality of /a/ has paralleled the change in quality of your life
>tfw never watched Code Gayass with /a/
I know that feel
>tfw never watched Shitty Crown with /a/
That feel too
>tfw I was around when Valvrave was airing, but chose not to pick it up
And that one
>tfw I dropped Cross Ange just before the second half
You fucking moron, what is wrong with you?!
>keep trying to get away from /a/
>leave when there's nothing good on
>come back, somehow miss every awesome show that iared
>try to keep up with new seasons
>rinse, lather, repeat
It's a special kind of hell.
There was one not too long ago that got into a pretty good roll (at least 300 posts, up for about a day and a half) before it got modsniped. Fucking no fun mods, those threads were my lifeblood for a while.
Same thing happened with CYOA
Cerise best girl
Don't worry anon, just be glad you missed a whole lot of firefag shitposting.
As the meme filename suggested, nothing personal, it's all in the past. But Jesus fucking Christ, the shitstorm after the soccer mom translation incident will not easily be lived down.
Actually one of the best Christmas gifts.
Molester was one of the best stories I've read especially with a proper fucking conclusion. Onani would be the other.
Wonder if it's possible for them to be animated.
it wasn't that shitstorm but I will always remember Keimabowl...the only time I was on the winning side
Man, this just reminds me of what it was like before places like this existed. You would go buy vhs and dvd of Ranma 1/2 and Tenchi and Evangelion maybe and record stuff and be lucky to find anything at all online.